Design and operate Urban Farms in the roofs of buildings in the metropolis of São Paulo using aquaponics techniques.
At the project stage, the first urban farm in São Paulo will occupy the roofs of buildings, a space previously underutilized.
More than simply planting vegetables and raising fish, the goal of the urban farm is to connect children and adults in the big city with concepts of sustainability, encouraging a new look at the productive chain and the role of each one in it.
The use of coverages is a great positive impact for cities and consequently for people, since the impacts of urban agriculture without pesticides on the roofs of buildings not only eliminates the emission of pollutants in the transport of food but uses potential energy wasted by the city and brings the urban population closer to the values already shared by the countryside and the forest population in relation to nature.
A greenhouse, vegetables are produced using aquaponics, with reuse of the water from the tanks where tilapia are grown (and which come to plants enriched by fish waste). The whole process is controlled and done without the use of agrochemicals. And the water supplying the tanks is collected from the rain. In the near future, in addition to vegetables, the idea is also to produce vegetables in the same space.
Careful detail also draws attention. One of the basic principles is to fight against food waste. Thus, the shortening of the distance between the producer and the consumer rationalizes the distribution, and there is another positive aspect of the urban farms.